Honda’s HRX217HZU Mulch & Catch lawnmower (Electric Start) represents another step forward in the pursuit of the perfect mower. Updated for 2019 with a powerful new engine, improved performance and a sleek minimalist look for the Ultimate Mowing Experience.
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BRAND NEW GCV200 ENGINE
Honda research and development, combined with feedback from HRX users, have driven new advancements for this innovative upgrade. Today’s HRX Series is designed to deliver an ultimately user-friendly platform, which provides the most satisfying lawn mowing experience yet.
Beginning with the power plant, the HRX Series are the first Honda mowers to incorporate an all-new GCV200 engine, the most powerful lawnmower engine available in the Honda range, delivering a power (HP) increase of almost 12%, compared to the GCV190 it replaces.
TACKLE TOUGH JOBS
A 10% increase in torque was important in the case of a walk-behind lawnmower such as the HRX, as the size of the engine and its torque capabilities relate directly to the ability of the machine to tackle tough jobs and produce a clean, even cut. As the engine is responsible for generating the torque power on a lawn mower, more torque means more force is delivered to the blades, which results in easier and faster cutting—especially in heavy, thick grass where stalling is more prevalent. In addition to delivering more torque, the Honda GCV200 weighs, on average, 6% less than the GCV190. A brand new Brake Blade clutch (with 14% more capacity) has been designed to cope with the increased power. Honda’s Blade Brake system safely stops the blades from spinning, allowing users to step away from the mower and keep it running in order to move items out of the way, empty the bag, or take a break, all without having to switch the engine off.
The new engine is more streamlined and more compact than other engines in the same class. The design of the Honda GCV200 also features the CycloFlow design, which strengthens turbulence in the cylinder and provides more stable combustion. The result is greater resistance to lower quality fuel and ease of starting, along with a smoother idle.
The design of the new Honda GCV200 is smart, simple and sophisticated, incorporating new features that serve to reduce maintenance time while improving serviceability for the redesigned Honda HRX mower models. GCV200 engine change points that enhance the HRX user experience include a larger fuel tank filler (a fuel spout with a 60 percent larger circumference than the GCV190 engine) for quicker and easier fill-ups with fewer spills. A longer, more extended oil fill tube for more convenience when adding and draining oil; a more easily-accessible, tool-less air filter that protects the engine from yard debris and dirty conditions; more direct access to spark plugs for quicker changes and a carburettor with a simpler and more rugged stud bolt design.
The HRX217 will run powerfully and quietly, with minimal fuel consumption – good for you and good for the environment.
HONDA AUTO CHOKE SYSTEM
The Honda Auto Choke System (ACS) on the new GCV200 engine allows for dependable starts, regardless of hot or cold weather conditions. This automatic, user-friendly system eliminates the need for levers and cables and once the engine is running, the ACS automatically adjusts to the optimal operating position.
Overall, the new engine is sleek, user-friendly and the perfect power match for the infinite number of mowing combinations the Honda HRX mower offers for lawn care. Ensuring an improved durability and lifespan of the Honda HRX mower models while offering superior cutting performance and an enhanced HRX mowing experience for consumers.
Honda is renowned for its uncompromising stance on user safety, and keeping with that approach, the Mow-Safe Technology® inherent in the HRX217HZU is bound to impress in both residential and commercial settings.
It includes Blade Brake technology, which stops the blade within three seconds of releasing the handle, allowing the engine to continue running. This technology allows you to step away from the mower to clear away hazards, empty the catcher or just take a quick break, without having to restart the engine.
The HRX217HZU features an incredibly tough NeXite™ 21” cutting deck, which is lightweight but tough enough to handle even the most trying of Australian conditions. This high impact-resistant material does not dent, rust or corrode, and the lightweight design means you can easily manoeuvre it around your lawn.
HYRDROSTATIC CRUISE CONTROL
Handy if you’re pushing for long hours, the HRX217HZU is fully Self-Propelled by Hydrostatic Cruise Control. This represents simple, precise speed control that’s fully adjustable from 0-6 kp/h. You’ll save your back, shoulders and arms by letting the mower do the work for you!
The major point of difference between this and the HRX217HYU is the inclusion of a key start to get the mower up and running. Effortless in operation, the self-charging key start removes the need for “plug-in” charging like other battery-operated or electric mowers.
Also featured on the HRX217 is Honda’s exclusive twin blade MicroCut® System, which uses four cutting surfaces instead of two. The results are evident in the ultra fine clippings and superior mulching that you’ll get.
The HRX217HZU features Honda’s revolutionary Versamow System™, which allows you to mulch, bag, discharge, or shred leaves – or even a combination of mulching and bagging! Just slide the convenient Clip Director® knob to choose how much grass is bagged or mulched. It’s the ultimate in convenience and versatility.
Want to mulch, but worried about leaving clumps? No problem. The Versamow System™ helps you to mulch or partially mulch even in severe conditions. Just adjust the 10 position Clip Director to the right setting for your lawn.
And the Versamow System™ makes leaf shredding easy. Tiny pieces minimize the use of leaf bags for collecting debris. No attachments or tools are necessary.